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Date Permissions Signed

5-1-2014

Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Kahakauwila, Kristiana

Second Advisor

Paola, Suzanne

Third Advisor

Yu, Ning, 1955-

Abstract

Exodus: A Mormon History Tour is a creative nonfiction journey narrative that traces the author's path in and out of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the Mormon church. This memoir piece includes elements of the Bible's Exodus story and essential Mormon history and theology, with a focus on Joseph Smith, the church's founder. Through a fragmented though chronological form, the memoir offers a variously spiritual, logical, emotional, and psychological exploration of issues surrounding faith and spirituality, spiritual knowledge, inculcation of belief, memory, record keeping, self-representation, and so on. The piece is interspersed with and undergirded by depictions of landscapes of northern Utah.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

880587741

Digital Format

application/pdf

Subjects – Names (LCNAF)

Olsen, Lee C. (Lee Chancey)

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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